Posts tagged "Pope Benedict XVI"
Friendship in the Trinity: 4 Thoughts on Christian Friendship

Friendship in the Trinity: 4 Thoughts on Christian Friendship

"The union of Father and Son would be incomplete if their love did not beget a third entity, the Holy Spirit, which both proceeds from and returns the love of Father and Son."
Hermeneutic of Continuity: Pope Benedict XVI's 10 Step Guide to Vatican II

Hermeneutic of Continuity: Pope Benedict XVI’s 10 Step Guide to Vatican II

On one side is the hermeneutic of continuity that seeks to implement Vatican II in fidelity to Sacred Tradition, while on the other side there is the hermeneutic of discontinuity that proclaims a “new Catholicism” has risen divorced from any adherence to the “pre-Vatican II Church.”
A History of Catholicism & Evolution in 30 Quotes

A History of Catholicism & Evolution in 30 Quotes

"Intelligent design isn't science even though it pretends to be. If you want to teach it in schools, intelligent design should be taught when religion or cultural history is taught, not science."
The Golden Calf & Our Catholic Mass: 3 Reasons Man Cannot Invent the Liturgy

The Golden Calf & Our Catholic Mass: 3 Reasons Man Cannot Invent the Liturgy

"[Liturgy] cannot spring from imagination, our own creativity - then it would remain just a cry in the dark or mere self affirmation." - Cardinal Ratzinger
The 2 Books by Cardinal Ratzinger that Will Change Your Life

The 2 Books by Cardinal Ratzinger that Will Change Your Life

“Politics is the realm of reason – not of a merely technological, calculating reason, but of moral reason, since the goal of the state, and hence the ultimate goal of all politics, has a moral nature, namely, peace and justice.”
The Archive: All 39 Tweets from Pope Benedict XVI

The Archive: All 39 Tweets from Pope Benedict XVI

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI was the first Roman Pontiff to take to Twitter.
Farewell Papa: 5 Graphics to Share in Honor of Pope Benedict XVI

Farewell Papa: 5 Graphics to Share in Honor of Pope Benedict XVI

Listers, SPL cannot adequately express our gratitude to Pope Benedict XVI. Much of our staff converted under his papacy. Out of those conversions, St. Peter’s List was formulated and launched and an entire lister community has been born. Our faith in him as our dear “Papa Ratzi” has never wavered and we have made great...
Thank You Pope Benedict XVI: 26 Quotes from World Leaders

Thank You Pope Benedict XVI: 26 Quotes from World Leaders

“Only a great love for Jesus Christ, for his Church and great humility can lead someone to take such a step.” - Havana Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino
The 5 Papal Resignations in Catholic History

The 5 Papal Resignations in Catholic History

In honor of Pope Benedict XVI's recent announcement of his resignation, we here at SPL have compiled a list of the five well documented and indisputable papal resignation in the history of the Church.
10 Popes Comment on the Virtue & Intellect of St. Thomas Aquinas

10 Popes Comment on the Virtue & Intellect of St. Thomas Aquinas

Pope Benedict XV stated that “the eminent commendations of Thomas Aquinas by the Holy See no longer permit a Catholic to doubt that he was divinely raised up that the Church might have a master whose doctrine should be followed in a special way at all times.”
6 Books by Pope Benedict XVI Every Catholic Should Read

6 Books by Pope Benedict XVI Every Catholic Should Read

With the announcement of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, we wanted to share with you part of his lasting legacy as a theologian and teacher. In the history of the popes, it is hard to find anyone as easy to read and understand.
20 Quotes from Christmas Homilies Around the World 2012

20 Quotes from Christmas Homilies Around the World 2012

"It is true that religion can become corrupted and hence opposed to its deepest essence, when people think they have to take God’s cause into their own hands, making God into their private property. We must be on the lookout for these distortions of the sacred."
15 Thoughts from Pope Benedict XVI's Outstanding Christmas Eve Homily 2012

15 Thoughts from Pope Benedict XVI’s Outstanding Christmas Eve Homily 2012

"It is true that religion can become corrupted and hence opposed to its deepest essence, when people think they have to take God’s cause into their own hands, making God into their private property." - Pope Benedict XVI
The Pope on Twitter: All 9 Accounts

The Pope on Twitter: All 9 Accounts

“In concise phrases, often no longer than a verse from the Bible, profound thoughts can be communicated – as long as those taking part in the conversation do not neglect to cultivate their own inner lives.” - Pope Benedict XVI
ADVENT: 10 Photos of the Vicar of Christ Clothed in Purple

ADVENT: 10 Photos of the Vicar of Christ Clothed in Purple

Listers, the season of Advent is one we meet with somber anticipation and end with the glorious joy of Christmas. It is the beginning of a new liturgical year, it ushers in many of its own unique traditions, and it is one we journey through with a steadily increasing sense of preparation and excitement.
7 Photos of the New Eastern Catholic Cardinal Baselios Cleemis

7 Photos of the New Eastern Catholic Cardinal Baselios Cleemis

Listers, His Beatitude, Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal, Major Archbishop of Trivandrum in India and head of the Syro-Malankara Church is now the youngest member - at age 53 - of the College of Cardinals.
Lily of the Mohawks: 10 Depictions of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Lily of the Mohawks: 10 Depictions of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

The story of Kateri, also known as “Lily of the Mohawks” and “Iroquois Virgin”, is intimately related to the history of the Jesuit mission among the Iroquois First Nation toward the end of the 17th century.
The 3 Part Catechesis on St. Thomas Aquinas by Pope Benedict XVI

The 3 Part Catechesis on St. Thomas Aquinas by Pope Benedict XVI

"And thus it can be understood that in the 19th century, when the incompatibility of modern reason and faith was strongly declared, Pope Leo XIII pointed to St Thomas as a guide in the dialogue between them."
How I Met My Mother: 10 Reflections from the Book that Changed My Attitude Towards Mary

How I Met My Mother: 10 Reflections from the Book that Changed My Attitude Towards Mary

One of the most misunderstood aspects of our Catholic faith is our fascination and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
6 Points on the Worthiness to Receive Communion by Cardinal Ratzinger

6 Points on the Worthiness to Receive Communion by Cardinal Ratzinger

"A Catholic would be guilty of formal cooperation in evil, and so unworthy to present himself for Holy Communion, if he were to deliberately vote for a candidate precisely because of the candidate’s permissive stand on abortion and/or euthanasia."
6 Books for a Proper Introduction to Catholic Political Thought

6 Books for a Proper Introduction to Catholic Political Thought

The following works have been selected because they share the common theme of addressing Catholic political thought within the longstanding tradition of the Catholic Church. The works address what Spinoza entitled the theologico-political problem.
Pope Benedict XVI's 11 Introductory Steps to Understanding the Writings of Aquinas

Pope Benedict XVI’s 11 Introductory Steps to Understanding the Writings of Aquinas

"In Aquino moreover, on that same day, again with reference to St Thomas, Paul VI said, "all of us who are faithful sons and daughters of the Church can and must be his disciples, at least to some extent!"